How To Make Easy Colorful quilted Fabric Placemats
Leave it up to my darling sister to inspire me to quilt. Every time I visit her she is doing some amazing project. This trip she taught me a very simple summer project in quilting. Here is a fun tutorial on how to make colorful fabric placemats
When you first decide to start quilting, it is essential to gather the proper supplies. It is never fun to get into a project only to find you are missing some tools. Make your selections carefully, from scissors to fabric. You have to make good choices because the tools and supplies you use will directly affect the quality of the work. Try to use quality products.
- Charm Squares (pack of 25)(5 inch)
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Extra Fabric
- Sewing Machine
You also will need quilting rulers to ensure you make accurate cuts and end up with a squared piece. Don’t forget to pick up a cutting mat to protect your surfaces.
When you need fabric for quilting projects you should choose your materials carefully because they are the heart of your quilt project.
Step 1: Sew all the squares together.
Gather nine 5 inch squares and sew them together and iron the fabric
Step 2: Cutting the batting.
3. It’s time to cut the backing and batting with the rotary cutting tools. Measure a few inches bigger so you can cut the excess off later.
Step 4: Quilting in the ditch
4. With the sewing machine start sewing all the seams, it’s one of the easiest forms of quilting.
Step 3: Cutting The Binding
Cut 2 1/2 inch strips of binding enough for the entire placemat quilt. Take the bindings raw edges and place on the edge of the quilt. Attach with pins and start sewing 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Miter the edges. After you flip the blinding sew the binding on the back by hand. I like doing this while watching TV or sitting on my back porch.
I hope I have inspired you like my sister inspired me to quilt these placemats. My sister loves quilting, I think it’s the fabric she loves because there are so many pretty ones to choose.
I can remember when we were young girls growing up. She loved to sew. I learned later in life, but it’s never too late to learn something new.
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For more sewing projects check out how to make no sew napkins